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Asda's faithful - staff and customers - flocked to their cathedral of consumerism a little early yesterday. It was, they felt, wholly appropriate that they should attend the special harvest festival service laid on by their local store manager before the store opened at 10am.

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Two days after the latest massacre in Algeria which killed 200 civilians, the country's largest Islamic insurgent group has urged its followers to observe a truce from 1 October. Rupert Cornwell asks if is this offers real hope that the carnage could soon end - or is it just a cynical effort to shift the blame ?

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Street children, once considered a shocking symbol of Third World poverty, are now a reality in Britain, according to the charity Save the Children.

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As part of a clean-up operation ahead of next Thursday's elections, Algerian authorities are offering rewards for 72 Muslim militants alleged to be leading a bloody insurgency.

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Abbot Aelred Watkin was one of the most loved and most respected monks in the Benedictine Order. The two most conspicuous features of his character - a deep spirituality combined with an infectious love of life - are encapsulated in one of his favourite quotations from William Blake: "Everything that lives is holy; life delights in life."

Christians get into a devil of a twist over yoga

The lotus position is the work of Satan say fundamentalist groups who want a ban. Hattie Sellick reports

LETTER : Homeless suffer new regulations

Sir: Shortly before Parliament rose for the election the Government introduced regulations that would, if passed, limit housing benefit for single private-sector tenants under 60 to the cost of a single room with shared facilities.

Avante-garde Belgian joins Establishment

The reclusive Belgian designer Martin Margiela was yesterday appointed design director of the luxury French company, Hermes. Rather than going for a name that will feature on tabloid front pages, Hermes have opted for the most avant-garde and experimental of designers, whose label inside his clothes does not even bear his signature. It is nothing but a rectangle of plain white cotton.

Heard the one about the after-dinner speaker?

Wit and wisdom over port has a high price, reports Graham Ball

Frustrated judge seeks rethink on verdicts

A judge called yesterday for a Scottish-style "not proven" verdict for England and Wales after a jury failed to reach verdicts for a second time on theft charges against a former Salvation Army financial adviser.

NatWest auditors in firing line

NatWest is preparing for further management changes and disciplinary action at NatWest Markets, its investment banking arm, following pounds 90m of losses in the latest "rogue trader" scandal to hit the City.

Dover becomes refugee camp

The Kent port of Dover and the M20 motorway at nearby Ashford yesterday turned into two giant refugee camps for around 1,000 international drivers and their lorries.

Hoddle, England and the moral maze

Outside, the Hallowe'en wind howled but not loud enough to drown the shrill voices that shrieked at Glenn Hoddle's conscience as he stared at the list of names before him; a list that had one gap to be filled. Harpies leered through the window, tapping out messages on the glass with sharp red fingernails, and a ghostly politician with a pumpkin head mouthed the words: "Remember the moral crusade." But, with a calm and independent resolution that may well become his trademark, the England manager reached for his pen and wrote with a steady hand the name . . . Paul Gascoigne.
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